Concussions have been an increasing incidence and specifically pediatric sport-related concussions have become a public concern. As far as prolonged recovery from concussions of ADHD patients or severity of post concussion symptoms are concerned, some find…
CONTEXT: In the absence of baseline testing, normative data may be used to interpret postconcussion scores on the clinical reaction-time test (RTclin). However, to provide normative data, we must understand the performance factors associated with baseline testing.
OBJECTIVE: To explore performance factors associated with baseline RTclin from among candidate variables representing demographics, medical and concussion history, self-reported symptoms, sleep, and sport-related features.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.
SETTING: Clinical setting (eg, athletic training room).
PATIENTS OR OTHER…
Memory is an important part of what distinguishes higher order species from others. Memory also is part of one’s self-identity. Difficulties in short-term memory can make common, everyday tasks difficult for the person experiencing the problem particularly if it recently occurred and the person’s long-term memory is intact. Difficulties with long-term memory can also have problems when language, events or even one’s own identity are affected. For some people the memory loss is temporary but for others, memory impairments are permanent and must be accepted and accommodated as part of the overall…
Objective: Concussions in adolescents are a growing public health concern as the popularity of high school sports increases. The aim of this study was to identify clinical (e.g., prior concussion, migraine history, learning disabilities/attention de…
Conclusions: Further research is needed to examine the role of sex, race, ADHD, and concussion history on concussion outcomes.
PMID: 32200661 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Baseline evaluation data revealed the presence of normal variability in a student athlete population. Left unrecognized, this can lead to errors in clinical recommendations given the nature of concussion. Certain individuals have risk factors which may increase the range of variability, and this should be explored further in future research.
PMID: 32191157 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
The objective of this study was to evaluate concussion-like symptom reporting among uninjured adolescents with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stratified by several cooccurring conditions, and to examine the base rate and predictors of uni…
CONCLUSIONS: Persistent Sport-Related Post-Concussion Syndrome is a topic of great interest to both professionals and the general public. There is much misunderstanding about the etiology, causation, diagnostic formulations, symptom presentation, prolonging factors and treatment involved in this syndrome. This article posits an individualized multi-system diagnostic formulation, examining all relevant factors, as generating the best interventions for neurorehabilitation of Persistent Sport-Related Post-Concussion Syndrome.
PMID: 32083597 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
AbstractBackgroundSports medicine clinicians routinely use computerized neurocognitive testing in sport-related concussion management programs. Debates continue regarding the appropriateness of normative reference comparisons versus obtaining individual baseline assessments, particularly for populations with greater likelihood of having below- or above-average cognitive abilities. Improving normative reference methods could offer alternatives to perceived logistical and financial burdens imposed by universal baseline testing.ObjectivesTo develop and validate the Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consort…
Conditions: Healthy; CVA; Hemorrhage; TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury); Concussion, Brain; Fibromyalgia; ABD; Adhd; Dementia; Mci; Cognitive Impairment; Cognitive Decline; MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Intervention: Other: No intervention, this is a retrospective study. Sponsor: QuantalX Neuroscience Active, not recruiting